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[vi-tel-uh s, vahy-] /vɪˈtɛl əs, vaɪ-/
noun, plural vitelluses.
the yolk of an egg.
1720-30; < Latin
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noun (pl) -luses, -li (-laɪ)
(zoology, rare) the yolk of an egg
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, literally: little calf, later: yolk of an egg, from vitulus calf
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vitellus in Medicine

vitellus vi·tel·lus (vĭ-těl'əs, vī-)
n. pl. vi·tel·lus·es
The yolk of an egg.

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